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says that mr. obama wants big government, not a big economy. >> republicans have tried to persuade the president of the need for a course correction. but weeks of negotiations have shown that his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the kind of long-term reforms we need. >> question. when the negotiations started, president obama was looking for a big deal. $4 trillion in spending cuts and tax hikes. has the big deal turned into a big fizzle, pat buchanan? >> it has not, john. did it for awhile but now it is back, and we're talking about something close to adds 4 trillion deal. the president is deep in negotiations with boehner and cantor, and here are the terms. you raise the debt ceiling, at the same time there are 3 trillion in cuts, and they deal with social security and medicare. there is no revenue enhancement. however, you get together some kind of commission which what it does, john, it drops tax rates in return for giving away these deductions, exemptions, allowances, breaks, which in effect is pure reaganism. there's one problem with that. there's a
of winning back the house, they don't want to go there. republicans have a big flank of new members elected on a pledge of no new taxes. nobody is dealing with reality. anybody on this panel, two of us could make a deal, but they cannot. >> why can they not make a deal, charles? >> you saw it in the clip you showed. nancy pelosi is the classic definition of a reaction. liberal. no changes in programs, entitlements. -- classic definition of a reactionary at liberal. no genocide programs, entitlements. if you all make -- note changes in programs, entitlements. if you don't make changes, he will wreck the economy, and everybody over the age of nine knows that. is that they are not willing to means test -- if they are not willing to means test entitlements, which you think and liberal alike, who always argue in terms of sharing the sacrifice and the rich bearing the burden, nothing will happen. >> colby? >> you just had exhibit number one of why they have not been able to reach a deal, as my friend charles expressed. if you start out with nancy pelosi and the position of republicans on tax incr
, they will be arguing for his power to be curbs. there is a big discussion. in the u.s., and they are investigating. tomorrow and the next days and weeks are going to be fascinating in that respect. >> as always, we thank you very much. on to libya now, where rebels have claimed victory in the battle for a strategic town. there are conflicting reports about whether or not they have complete control of the town which has been held since gaddafi -- by gaddafi since march. most of the gaddafi forces are said to be retreating west. rebels say 12 fighters were killed and hundreds wounded. the capture would mark a major rebel breakthrough in their bid to push westward. the foreign ministers of europe have been meeting in brussels to discuss the situation in syria. they are considering a series of measures to resolve the standoff between the president and his opponent. in syria itself, anti-government protests are continuing, and activists are warning of potential civil war in the country. >> syria was top of the agenda in brussels today. eu foreign ministers pressured the president assad to reform or ste
on the fate of europe's economies. there are plenty that want to and the stranglehold of the big three. >> is not good when the entire world is being governed by three american companies. it would be better if there were more competition. and i would be very keen to see european and asian agencies as well. the situation as it is now is not healthy and we must put and intellect. -- an end to it. >> european lawmakers helped create that unhealthy situation. the european union strengthen the role of credit agencies when it adopted the international banking agreement. the question the wisdom of that move. he helped lay the foundation for the single european currency while at the european commission. he is analyzing the efforts to save the ural -- euro. >> if they are a minimum requirement, the agencies would not be so powerful. >> they are supposed to make the banking system more stable. somehow the people that rate it see things? a small independent ratings agency believes the government should enact increased competition. >> the problem have right now is the regulatory framework lead to
on the debt. so let's hear him say in public once. >> why is it that when he offered the big deal, the $4 trillion deal -- >> the grand bargain. >> the grand bargain, republicans backed away from it. >> when did he offer that? >> he offered it last week. >> where? >> he did it publicly. bamut give me a number. >> in a matter of two days, republicans backed away from that and said they did not want it. >> you accept everything he says, the $4 trillion deal. if you do not have a single item in it that you can enunciate. >> i am not at the table. perhaps you are, but i am not. >> how can you expect america to accept something in which he explains nothing? >> can we hear from mark? >> can this marriage be saved. >> i hope not. >> john boehner believed there was a $4 trillion deal. john boehner is not a naive newcomer to washington. he has been around. but john boehner also knows some history. the last time we had a major budget deal that by every definition work was bill clinton in 1993. without a single republican voting party in the house and senate. it included twice as much in tax increas
on chancellor merkel's viewpoint. >> angela merkel warned that people should not be expecting one big, spectacular solution. this is a long, ongoing process. it is a matter of small steps. we have to make sure that greece becomes competitive again, that it gets its debt down, and that will not be achieved with one big, spectacular step. president medvedev also had some words to say on the euro. he says he is cautiously optimistic that it will pull through. he says it is an extortion attempt, said nations have never tried before, and it is wishing europe bloc -- he said it is an extraordinary attempts, such that nations have never tried before, and he is pushing europe luck. >> some clouds on the horizon. a closely watched survey said dennis analysts and institutional investors are in anticipating a weaker performance in the months to come -- a closely watched survey said analysts and institutional investors are anticipating a weaker performance in the months to come. use 9 last month. crisis, could spread to italy. however, the drop in german expectations may not translate to weaker e
the measure. >> there are so many big problems, especially in my age group. we have to rethink the entire system. >> with this austerity program, when is our economy going to grow again? this economy will never grow again. >> some economists say the measures will dampen growth. something had to be done. it today's overall debt is among the highest in europe. markets will keep a close eye on the country until the austerity measures start showing results. >> european stocks slid on a friday and posted their biggest weekly loss in four months. the german benchmark index closed in positive territory. across the atlantic, the dow jones industrial managed to close the day in positive territory. the euro is trading with $1 at $1.46. barack obama has warned that time is running out on raising the a limit the -- raising the limit on the amount of debt the u.s. can have. a decision is needed to avoid a possible default in early august. billy could mean a rise in interest rates in- -- failure could mean a rise in interest rates. more news with brian thomas. >> western and regional powers have given
! why is he introducing it? >> i think the president is acting in good faith. i think he wants a big deal. i think he will take cuts that contracts won't want and take taxes. because his presidency and the future of the country -- he believes -- [everyone talking at once] >> socialistic. that what you're saying. >> vaguely socialistic, yes. >> when they came out with the report he said -- >> what is that report? >> that's a report that deals with the long-term deficit problems of this country. >> they recommend taxation, do they not. >> they had a whole series of recommendations, and the president said i will stand by what they did, except they're still waiting for him to stand by them. >> he's never taken it seriously, in not in his budget, not in his budget state, know when bowl simpson came city. not when they wanted a clean debt limit increase. so that he is winning a debate over the fiscal future of the country is astonishing! and. >> but he's keeping something else off page one! what is it? >> this is a genuine. >> the unemployment problem? it doesn't even figure in this. >> co
-- >> what are you suggesting? >> exactly what you think. >> paul tsongas had cancer. there was a big difference between cancer and migraines. if we are going to hold up a standard that if you have a headache that knocks you out for an hour or two, you cannot be president, fdr and kennedy, who had addison's disease, and eisenhower, who had a bad heart, would never have been president of the united states. i am not sure that is the position any of us would want to take. i think her answer was good, i think based on the evidence -- is their behavioral evidence of this woman not being able -- >> just be a cautionary. >> well, cautionary is fine -- >> i don't know the capitol hill physicians but i don't think it is fair to imply that somehow this is a less qualified individual. >> i'm not saying that. >> what about rick perry? >> rick . looks more and more like he is going to come into the race. -- rick perry looks more and more like he is going to come into the race. mike huckabee, a conservative finalist in 2008 against john mccain, has taken a shot at him, saying he will be the champio
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